Internal Funding Opportunities
ECU has a number of internal opportunities listed below that provide limited amounts of support for your research and creative activity. One goal of these programs is to allow faculty to obtain preliminary results that can be used for external grant & contract proposals.
Faculty Senate's Research & Creative Activity Grants
This program provides a summer stipend and up to $10,000 in project expenses. It is competitive and has a September submission date for funding the following Spring.
Faculty Senate's Teaching Grants
This program can fund research projects on new teaching methods.
Research Development Grant Program
Sponsored by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, this seed grant program has a competition in the Spring term, if funds are available. Look for a campus-wide announcement when a new competition is called.
Unit Specific Awards
Some units provide small 'grants' to their faculty often based on the outcomes of the Faculty Senate grant competitions, i.e., they will fund some highly ranked but unfunded proposals of these competitions. See your associate dean for research or equivalent for opportunities in your unit.